James H. McLafferty, 86, of Saxonburg passed away on January 3, 2022 at the Concordia Lutheran Ministries in Cabot, with his family by his side.
Born March 22, 1935 in Worthington, PA, he was the son of Peter McLafferty and Ethel Bauldoff McLafferty.
Jim served in the US Army in Germany from 1958-1959. He had worked at Penn-Dixie Cement, was a foreman for Du-Co Ceramics and drove school van for W.L. Roenigk. He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Saxonburg, where he had served on the Church Council. He was a life member of the Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Co. and was also a previous Saxonburg Ambulance Commander. A member of the Saxonburg American Legion Post # 683, Winfield Grange and the Worthington Golf League. He was a former Scout Master of Boy Scout Pack #51 in Saxonburg and was a Butler County USA Softball Umpire and also drove for Meals on Wheels. Jim was very active in volunteering for whatever organization that he was a member of. He enjoyed golfing, riding his motorcycle, playing cards and was an avid Pirates and Steelers fan. He was a family oriented man, he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife, Helen (Fisher) McLafferty, whom he married May 14, 1955 in Winchester, VA, his son, Bruce (Traci) McLafferty of Cabot, his daughter, Sharon McLafferty of Redondo Beach, CA, two brothers, Gary (Helen) McLafferty of Cabot and George (Nancy) McLafferty of Saxonburg, his sister, Mary Tirk of Butler, 2 grandchildren, Christian McLafferty and Cayla (Frank Mugo) McLafferty, his great-granddaughter, Stella Mugo and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Edward McLafferty
Friends will be received on Thursday, January 6, 2022, from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Fox Funeral Home, Inc., Saxonburg, PA.
Services will be held on Friday, January 7, 2022, 11:00 am at the funeral home with Rev. Brian Shirey officiating.
Interment will follow in Saxonburg Memorial Church Cemetery with military honors performed by the Saxonburg American Legion.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or St. Luke's Lutheran Church PO Box 187 Saxonburg, PA 16056
Jim's family would like to offer a special thank you to the staff of Concordia Lutheran Ministries of Cabot, especially Sharon and Lori for the wonderful care he received.